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Try using a red lamp, it is supposed to reduce pecking.
They may be getting used to their new home and are a little scared, or they could still be...
How many chicks do you have?
I used up 50 lbs of medicated in a little over 3 weeks with 25 chicks.
I would just keep the non med, and buy some...
I agree with Momagain, 7 birds.
you could probably squeeze the suggested size to 2 sq ft ea and put in 14, but you are really getting them tight....
I used 50 lbs for 1 month on 25 chicks, so 25lbs should easily get you through
the temp should be 95 for the 1st week and 5 deg less each week.
That being said, if they are not staying huddled around,(they are not cuddling...
Sorry I forgot 1.
Meyer has a 3 chick min. and I know some of the other places have less than a 25 min.
I used Meyer and am very pleased with...
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1.You will need a brooder before you receive chicks.
They will need warmth, 95Deg 1st week drop 5 deg each week.
I ordered 25 of the rainbow layers, they are now almost 4 seeks old
and I still don't have a clue what they are.
They are fun though
Yes you can, not sure about brooder, but once loose no prob.
I don't think I could handle weather like that.
I always said I like cold weather, but I'm talking 30, 40, - anything is toooo...
50 Below??? where r u from?
Well, I live in Mid Georgia and it will be 36 tonight, my chicks are in an unheated storage building.Hope my advise is helping you
I have 1 heat...
I mix liquid dishwashing soap (Dawn)
For that many chicks, I think you will need at least 30 sq ft, that is about double what you have now.
You're ok with what you have for 3 or 4...
Sorry ghostrider, I forgot you asked for help.
How bout if you add some wire to the front, so when you drop the face piece you will add vent...
Nice looking set up, looks like a piece of furniture.
Gonna be a little small at about 3 weeks though.
Is that long white thing a heat lamp of...
I have been working on my chicken Math, and I think what you want is possible.
you have 13, that is the known.
Gave them some lettuce and mators.
20 2 week olds, not sure what they are but all pullets
Yeah. I would go with about 4X8 and about 2' high, thats only 32 sq ft but it should last for about 3 maybe 4 weeks, make sure it has a top and...